CDFA Board of Directors

CDFA is governed by an eleven-member board of directors appointed by the governor for five-year terms.

By statute, the board is composed of four representatives from community development organizations, two from small business, one from organized labor, one from employment and education, two from the private financial community, and the Commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs or his/her designee.

Meeting minutes for CDFA's Board of Directors and its designated Committees may be requested by emailing Melissa Latham at: or calling 226-2170.

Mike Claflin


Sugar Hill, NH

Representing Community Development

Robert Tourigny, Chairman

NeighborWorks Southern NH

Manchester, NH

Representing Community Development

Debbie Morin, Secretary/Treasurer


Concord, NH

Representing Other

Mary Ann Kristiansen, Vice Chair

Hanna Grimes Center

Roxbury, NH

Representing Small Business

Cynthia Harrington, Designee

Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Auburn, NH

Representing DRED

Janet Ackerman

Eastern Bank

Manchester, NH

Representing Financial Institutions

Clayton R. Mitchell, Ph.D.

University of New Hampshire

Newmarket, NH

Representing Organized Labor

John Manning

Southwest Community Services

Keene, NH

Representing Community Development

Martha Rush-Mueller

College for America at SNHU

Manchester, NH

Representing Employment & Training

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